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King attends JAF ceremony marking national occasions

By JT - Jun 11,2019 - Last updated at Jun 11,2019

His Majesty King Abdullah, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army, lays a wreath and recites verses from the holy Koran at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Amman on Monday (Photo courtesy of Royal Court)

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah, the Supreme Commander of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army (JAF), accompanied by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein, attended a ceremony held on Monday by the JAF at the Martyr’s Memorial on the occasions of King's Accession to the Throne, the Great Arab Revolt anniversary and Army Day, according to a Royal Court statement.

Upon arrival at the venue, King Abdullah was welcomed by a 21-gun salute and was received by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Lt. Gen. Mahmoud Freihat.

His Majesty laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and recited verses from the Holy Koran. The King also toured the various facilities of the Martyr’s Memorial and signed the guestbook.

His Majesty bestowed medals on personnel from the JAF, the Public Security Department, the General Intelligence Directorate, the Civil Defence Department, and the General Directorate of Gendarmerie Forces, including injured servicemen, in recognition of their distinguished efforts and sacrifices to safeguard Jordan and Jordanians.

The ceremony, attended by Their Royal Highnesses Prince Feisal and Prince Rashid, included the screening of a short film on the efforts of JAF and security agencies to protect the country, paying tribute to those who were martyred or injured while defending the homeland.

Directors of security agencies and senior officers also attended the ceremony.

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